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Commentary: S$59.90 to watch Barclays Premier League matches in Singapore

27 Jul
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So, after all that is said and done, this is the final score for football fans looking to watch Barclays Premier League matches from next month – pay SingTel S$59.90 a month.

The “red” operator wasted little time revealing the prices yesterday evening, hours after it was told once again to show its live telecasts on both its own mio TV channels as well as rival StarHub’s cable TV channels.

Tagged in: Featured, Media, Pay-TV, Singapore, barclays premier league, cross carriage, mda, prices, SingTel, StarHub,  

Microsoft trains 400 salespersons in Singapore for Windows 8 launch

25 Oct
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What’s the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?

To answer that question for consumers who will start buying new Windows tablets and laptops from tomorrow, some 400 salespersons here in Singapore have been trained by Microsoft on the different features of each operating system.

The managing director for Microsoft Singapore, Helene Auriol, said it has been preparing the staff from a handful of big retailers here, as she spoke to reporters at the Windows 8 launch in Singapore this afternoon.

Choice would be the main benefit for consumers, who would now be able to pick from a myriad of tablets, laptops and hybrids, she said, responding to a question from Techgoondu, on whether consumers knew the difference between Microsoft’s two versions of Windows. 

Tagged in: Enterprise, PCs, Singapore, Software, Microsoft, prices, Singapore launch, upgrade offer, Windows 8,  

Microsoft Office 365 to cost S$139 a year for Singapore home users

18 Sep

After offering a preview of its upcoming productivity software two months ago, Microsoft is selling its new Office for S$139 a year to home users here to install on up to five PCs, Macs or tablets.

Unveiled today, the prices reflect the company’s push for subscription sales instead of standalone box software that cater to each PC. In Singapore, the subscription cost works out to be under S$12 a month for each household.

Tagged in: Featured, PCs, Singapore, Software, Microsoft, Office 15, office 365, prices, subscription based software,  

StarHub joins the fray as LTE battle looms in Singapore

12 Sep
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StarHub will be rolling out Long Term Evolution (LTE) or 4G services in Singapore on September 19, while closely pegging its prices to rivals SingTel and M1 which had unveiled their services earlier.

The “green camp” will provide 4G coverage at the Central Business District as well as Changi Airport and Singapore Expo for a start, and will complete its rollout islandwide by 2013.

Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, LTE, prices, Singapore, StarHub,  

Singapore’s 100Mbps fibre broadband goes from S$39 a month

31 Aug

M1 has slashed prices for its 100Mbps fibre broadband plan to an attractive S$39 a month, essentially bringing Singapore’s broadband prices to a new low in years.

The promotion, part of a tie-in with the Comex tech bazaar starting tomorrow at Suntec City, is a good S$20 off the usual S$59-a-month that the telecom operator charges for the benchmark 100Mbps service.

The new low price will attract many users who are not tied to existing ADSL or cable modem plans, The older services are quickly becoming less attractive with their relatively low speeds – and often higher prices – for both uploads and downloads.

Tagged in: broadband, Featured, Internet, Comex promotion, fibre broadband, M1, prices, Singapore, SingTel StarHub,